Donald E. Vaughan

Partner | Co-Chair, Real Estate

Boston, MA
D: 617.345.3237

"Striving to understand a client's needs and expectations is a central part of my representing them. Clients get their best value from me when we both understand their goals. We can then work as a team to achieve them."

Overview
Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Education

J.D., Columbia Law School, 1983

B.A., magna cum laude, Haverford College, 1979

Practices

As Co-Chair of the Firm’s Real Estate Group, Donald focuses his practice on the representation of parties, including non-profits, in commercial office and retail leases and subleases. He also represents lenders and borrowers in permanent, construction and leasehold financing transactions, many involving tax credits and public or quasi-public financing sources.

Donald's experience includes commercial/investment real estate sales, acquisitions and like-kind exchanges; commercial mortgage-backed securities transactions; residential real estate sales, acquisitions and development; and estate planning and administration, primarily with real estate as a major asset. Donald has also successfully overseen several difficult and highly visible development projects and foreclosure actions.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America©  -  Real Estate Law (2013-2018)

AV® Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Memberships

Lambda Alpha International Society for the Advancement of Land Economics

  • Boston Chapter

Greater Boston Legal Services Corporation

  • Board member

Boston Early Music Festival

  • Trustee

Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership

  • Board member

Boston Bar Association

Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association

Phi Beta Kappa

The Abstract Club

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

LLC's, Nominee Trusts & Other Real Estate Holding Entities,” Chair, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Webcast, January 2013

Donald has spoken for several Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education programs throughout his career.

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

articles

“Thinking of Buying a Home in Provincetown? Tips and Ideas for Renting vs. Owning a Vacation Home,” Boston Spirit Magazine, July/August 2014

Donald has co-authored articles for other publications as well, such as the Burns & Levinson Focus newsletter.

quotes

Donald has been quoted in several prominent publications, including the New York Times and the Boston Business Journal.

Resources
Donald E. Vaughan
Practices
  • Real Estate
Education

J.D., Columbia Law School, 1983

B.A., magna cum laude, Haverford College, 1979

Admissions

Massachusetts

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

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